Why anti-gay sentiment remains strong in much of Africa

Harry Dugmore, Rhodes University This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running on issues related to LGBTI in Africa. You can read the rest of the series here. Of the 76 countries that still criminalise same-sex relationships and behaviour, 38 are African. Recent surveys also show that the overwhelming majority of …

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African scientists recognise that diverse sexuality is the norm

Jenny Graves, La Trobe University This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running on issues related to LGBTI in Africa. You can read the rest of the series here. The Academy of Science in South Africa (ASSAf), in collaboration with the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, has just released a comprehensive …

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Report finds homosexuality is part of African life

By Laura Owings Scientific evidence shows that human sexual behaviour is naturally varied, and should not form a basis for discrimination, says a highly anticipated report from the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). The report, launched at the Seventh South African AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, last night (10 June), examines scientific …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 March 2015

Ethiopian oil marketer sees $5 bln refinery within 10 years Source: Reuters Protecting the chimps using photography Source: The Observer Africa’s top ten cities for investors Source: KHOG-TV/CNN Scottish oil and gas firms eye East Africa Source: BQ Live Zimbabwe’s education sector in crisis Source: The Africa Report First ever Sexuality Conference in South Africa! …

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